Monday, 1 December 2014
Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt : Week1
I’m so excited to be starting a new Mystery Quilt. This will be my fourth and I have already made myself firm resolutions to keep up with the clues and most of all get things cut. Also to have fun because that is the important part of quilting, it should be fun. It is definitely fun to link up on Monday and see the progress everyone has made, their fabrics and even unique colour choices. So check them all out over at Quiltville.
My progress was totally turtley this weekend. Yes, spell check doesn’t recognize that word either, guess it must be made up, but it describes what my sewing was like perfectly. Life got in the way. Starting with a staff party Friday night, reached the heights on Saturday with hours spent at Costco negotiating a new cell phone, then ended Sunday with a gorgeous +16C day, perfect for being outside doing yard work.
Excuses out of the way, here is what I did get done in between all that.
I’ve cut about 150 HST pairs and about 20 squares of blacks and yellows. Plus put together two blocks to test the cutting and sewing. Everything is matching up the way it should. And I did some more on Ring Around the Hexies. It went together faster than I thought, turns out I didn’t have as much left to cut as I imagined.
That’s my progress, now to see what all the other mystery quilters have been up to.